Swiss Singer Takes Eurovision 2024 Crown with “The Code”

Switzerland emerged victorious at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, as the Swiss singer Nemo clinched the coveted title with the song "The Code". The event, held in Malmö, Sweden, concluded on the night of Sunday, May 12, captivating audiences worldwide.

In the final, Switzerland’s triumph was closely followed by Croatia, securing the second spot, while Ukraine claimed third place. However, notable absences marked the event, with the Netherlands and Israel sidelined from participation, as reported by DW.

Nemo’s “The Code” struck a chord with audiences and judges alike, propelling Switzerland to the top of the leaderboard. Meanwhile, Baby Lasagna’s “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” secured a commendable second place, closely followed by the Ukrainian duo Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil with “Teresa & Maria”.

The results, determined by a combination of national jury scores and TV audience votes, delineated a diverse top ten. French contender Sliman secured the fourth position, followed by Israel’s Eden Golan in fifth place. Notable entries included Irish singer Bambie Thug, Italian artist Angelina Mango, and Ladaniva from Armenia, securing sixth, seventh, and eighth places, respectively. Swedish duo Marcus & Martinus and Portugal’s Iolanda rounded up the top ten.

However, controversy loomed over the competition, particularly with the last-minute suspension of Yost Klein, a frontrunner according to bookmakers. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the event’s organizer, cited “inappropriate behavior” as grounds for Klein’s disqualification, prompted by a complaint filed by a member of the film crew to the Swedish police. While the EBU refrained from divulging specifics, Dutch broadcaster Avtotros condemned the decision, labeling it as “unjust”.

Beyond individual controversies, the absence of Israel’s participation stirred significant debate during the Eurovision festivities in Malmö, underscoring the event’s broader socio-political implications.





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